While the turkey and dressing is in the oven, and as we enjoy those delectable slices of pumpkin pie, we must always remember who our utmost gratitude belongs to… our Dear Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Thanksgiving is such a beautiful time to spend together with our families over some of our favorite meals; a time to reminisce, laugh, and fellowship; but this year, my heart also goes out to those who may be experiencing grief over the loss of their loved ones, or those who may not even have family to celebrate with. If that is you, I want to encourage you that Jesus is always there, and has promised to always there. Psalm 46:1 tells us that “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in times of trouble.”, and Deuteronomy 31:6 promises us that “…He will never leave, nor forsake us.” Jesus Loves You.
So my friend, despite what your Thanksgiving may look like this year in the natural, I want to encourage you to feast upon God’s Word spiritually! His Word is a well that never runs dry, and it is unchanging no matter what we face; both good and bad! No matter what, we will ALWAYS have something to be thankful for… Life! It is the Breath of God that flows through our lungs, so that alone is a reason to sing, dance, and jump for joy! With that being said, I want you to do something. Right now, as you are reading this, I want you to take a couple of minutes to stop and think about all God has done for you, both big and small, and simply tell the Lord, “Thank You”. As we think back on the things He has done for us, both past and present, our hearts should swell with gratitude as we are reminded that our circumstances do not dictate whether God deserves our praise or not… He is ALWAYS WORTHY OF EVERY PRAISE! When the turkey runs out, and the pie doesn’t turn out as planned, God is Still the Same!
So here just a few of the many scriptures in God’s Holy Word that we can hold on to and endlessly feast on this season. Enjoy!! As granny used to say, “Baby, there’s plenty more where that came from!” Happy Thanksgiving!! God Bless ❤
1 Chronicles 16:34 – “Give thanks to the Lord. for he is good, and His love endures forever.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18 – “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
Collossians 3:15 – “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you are called to peace. And be thankful.”
Ephesians 2:8 – “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-“
John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Psalm 28:7 – The LORD is my strength and shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise Him.
Philippians 4:6 -” Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
Psalm 100:4 – “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name.”
Jesus Loves You!! ❤